Fish On! With Denver's Mississippi River Guide Service!

Mississippi River & St. Croix River Fishing Guide Denver McKinnon. Over 38 years of experience!

Denver has been fishing the Mississippi River system for over 38 years. With a lot of experience on the river, Denver feels that guiding is the best way to pass on the Mississippi River and St. Croix river knowledge he has gained over the years.

Whether interested in bring home fish for dinner or looking for a trophy, Denver will do his best to provide you with a happy and exciting day. You can choose the target species between Walleyes, Sauger, and Crappie. The techniques you learn with Denver will help you when you are out on your own on the Mississippi River and St. Croix River. Denver guides on the Pool 2 (St. Paul), Pool 3 (Hastings), and Pool 4 (Red Wing) of the Mississipi River. He also guides on the St. Croix from Hudson all the down to Hastings. Book a trip today with Denver's guide Service, and let your Mississippi or St. Croix River fishing adventure begin!

Check out Denver's recent Mississippi River fishing reports. He adds a report almost each time he is out, so check back often to see what the fish are up to! Also, take a look at his Mississippi River trip logs to see stories from his client trips and testimonials!

"Thanks again so much for a great day fishing. My dad and I had a great time. Good luck with the softball in Mankato and drive safe." - Matt (Red Wing trip 09/23/11)

Mississippi River walleye fishing report and ice report

Over the last few days I’ve had decent days both on the open water and also some ice fishing.  

Monday morning I made a trip down to Hager city to pick up the big boat and head up to pool 2 for some walleye fishing.   Marty and Muscrat joined me at the launch at 9 am.  We fish a couple different spots this morning and had to get through a few ice dams to get to the good areas to fish.  

We boated several walleye and sauger on this date with a couple being in the low 20 inch range and I had the lucky stick today boating a nice 28 incher, our biggest of the day.  What a great time gentlemen and we will get out again soon on the open water when the next warm weather shows up. 

Tuesday, Marty, Dillon, and Muscrat met me at the Hampton exit to head down to pool 8 for some ice fishing.  Drew, Matt, Robert and Jevin met us at the spot today.  

Bob and Dillon targeted the crappies and the rest of chased the perch.  We all had pretty good success today but I can tell you the pan fish snare rod I had recently received as a gift from Brett King and Jason Pitts is now a favorite dead stick rod in my aresenal.  It is an awesome rod not only for those fish that are not aggressive but also the play when reeling one in is awesome. 

Just a fenominal time today gentlemen with lots of laughs and not to forget the last laugh went to Muscrat after we took Picts him falling on the ice on his behind.  Always that one guy in the group that makes everyone’s day.  Great time gents.  

Most of the water we ice fished was 9 ft deep.  And the thickness of the ice was 5-6 inches thick. Clarity was very good out there.   

Good luck out there guys and gals!!!



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